Darryl Wayne Peters, Ph.D., 69, died March 6, 2017. He was the husband of Beverly Peters. He was born and grew up in Emmaus.
He graduated from Emmaus High School. He went on to San Diego State University for his undergraduate work in chemistry followed by Ohio State University for his doctorate in chemistry.
His primary love was his family followed by his work and cars.
He was a leader in the field of applied chemistry in various high tech applications throughout his business career.
Sandra L. “Sandy” Hornberger, 75, of Salisbury Township, died March 17, 2017, with her husband by her side, at the VNA of St. Luke’s Hospice House, Bethlehem. She was the wife of Robert S. “Bob” Hornberger, having celebrated 50 years of marriage last June. Born in Harrisburg, she was the daughter of the late Fred and Dorcas (Templen) Shaffer. She lived in Emmaus much of her youth, where she graduated from Emmaus High School.
She worked as a legal secretary, most recently for Attorneys Edmund G. Hauff and Alfred K. Hettinger, Allentown, retiring in 2002.
Ursula Daichendt, 57, of Macungie, died Feb. 27, 2017, at Above & Beyond, Mountain View, Allentown. She was the wife of Mark M. Daichendt. They celebrated 31 years of marriage Dec. 6, 2016. Born in Moedesse, Germany, she was the daughter of Mariechen (Vuest) Kretschmann and the late Horst Kretschmann.
She was an active member of Zion Lehigh Lutheran Church, Alburtis.
Before moving to the United States, she was an accountant for the Deutsche Bank in Leverkusen, Germany.
She was a former treasurer for the Lower Macungie Elementary School PTO.
Robert M. Walbert, 90, of Lower Macungie Township, died at home March 14, 2017, surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of Marie E. I. (Rothenberger) Walbert. The couple would have celebrated 70 years of marriage in June. Born in Topton, he was the son of the late Paul B. and Clara M. (Fretz) Walbert.
He was a member of Solomon’s United Church of Christ, Macungie and was an Army veteran serving during World War II.
He was a carpenter, working for Harold Blacker 32 years until retiring.
Robert H. Strouse, 88, of Emmaus, died March 16, 2017, at Lehigh Valley Hospice Inpatient Unit, Allentown. He was the husband of Elizabeth J. (Jacobs) Strouse. They just celebrated their 69th wedding anniversary. Born in Emmaus, he was the son of the late Horace B. and Alma C. (Erney) Strouse.
He was a self-employed appliance service technician.
He was a member of St. John’s U.C.C., Allentown.
Carol A. Kudrycki, 69, of Lower Macungie Township, died March 2, 2017, in her residence. She was the wife of Sigismund J. Kudrycki. They celebrated their 48th wedding anniversary Oct. 6, 2016, with a renewal of their vows. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late John and Margaret (Grabowski) Tomaszewski.
She was a teaching assistant in New York for over 20 years.
She was a member of St. Thomas More Catholic Church, Allentown.
She is survived by her husband; three daughters and their spouses; eight grandchildren; one brother.
Joseph C. Maltese, 98, of Emmaus, died March 14, 2017, in Lehigh Valley Hospital. He was the husband of Carole T. (Giardini) Maltese. They were married 35 years.
He was an electrician for the New York City Transit Authority for 35 years.
Robert F. Durn, 79, of Macungie, died March 12, 2017. He was the husband of Brynn L. (Knauss) Durn. They were married 55 years Sept. 9. Born in Allentown, he was the son of the late James Durn and Virginia (Trexler) Durn.
He was in the insurance business 40 years, culminating with his ownership of Durn-Bieler Insurance Agency.
He was a 1955 graduate of Liberty High School. While in high school, he was an active member of the YMCA Young Chiefs leadership group training program where he made life-long friends.
Craig D. Walck, 55, of Emmaus, died March 17, 2017, from glioblastoma multi-forme. He was a son of Walter and the late Joan Walck.
He was employed as an auto body tech since his early teens. Enjoying his profession, and never missing a day of work, he continued to work despite his diagnosis.
Alongside from being renowned the greatest body man of the Lehigh Valley, he was best known as a huntsman and fisherman. He spent his early mornings and evenings in his tree stand during hunting season. During fishing season, you could find him at his favorite fishing holes till dusk.
Frederick C. Rosner, 71, of Emmaus, died March 12, 2017, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township, after a brief illness. He was the husband of Nancy L. (Ellow) Rosner. They celebrated their 48th wedding anniversary in September. Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late John A. and Florence A. (Lambert) Rosner.
He was a graduate of William Allen High School, Class of 1963.
He was the president and owner of Tri-County Mechanical, Bethlehem, prior to his employment by JCPenney Distribution Center, retiring in 2010.